LOl I'm back again. Please, can you tell us your favourite top 5 Infinite MV's (curious like always + needs a dose of your writting again lol).
I was a little busy this week, so I’m sorry my answers for this will be a little shorter ;;
5. Before the Dawn (BTD): So kinda similar to how I included “Beautiful Target”, I’m including ‘BTD’ for more nostalgic reasons than anything. It was the first comeback I got to see of their’s, and I can remember it being stuck in my head for the longest time after watching the MV! The whole MV played out like a drama/action movie (like a lot of their MVs actually lol), but that in combination with their dancing with the greenish filter scenes I thought gave the MV a much darker look and theme. And then we get to them fighting at the end, and somehow, Infinite have a way of making it look cool and intense and not corny at all? Like I still get a little anxious watching the ending scene with L and Woohyun looking out the screened in window with the orchestral music AHH gives me such feels~
4. Man In Love: One of the few non-dramatic MVs, it’s instead the perfect MV to go watch that makes you smile. I also love their styling in this MV!!! Perfection! Especially the black and white outfits they wear during the dancing scenes (Dongwoo’s outfits are my favorite actually). It’s just a cute MV, going through each of their days through class, teaching kids, KITTENS and perfect pastels and all pretty, shiny things. And again like all Infinite songs, the chorus is so catchy, along with their perfect dance moves that just leads to an wholesome happy song. I actually find myself going back to listen to this song quite a bit.
3. The Eye: ‘The Eye’ demonstrates how Infinite have now perfected the angsty, dramatic, 80’s-synth vibe that the majority of their songs and MV give off. The settings for the MV were gorgeous, with the dark wooden rooms and crystal chandeliers, to the scenes of them all sitting at the table and taking turns of trying to taunt L. The dance scenes are a good opposition, in a brightly lit, plain garage so that they play off each other well. And again, the DANCING IS AMAZING. I am NEVER disappointed with Infinite’s dances, and The Eye is no exception. Their styling is also on point for the MV as well. And the scene where Sungjong appears to L in the rain? Ugh what a beautifully filmed scene.
2. Back: So, like I had previously said, ‘The Eye’ showcases how Infinite have perfected their sound, but to me it is ‘Back’ that first exemplified this perfection. It is everything Infinite has to offer, in a crisp and emotional package. Everything about this look was amazing. They all look sharp and manly with their all black outfits and short hair, smashing shit with fires and explosions but again, it doesn’t look cheesy! They make it work! What i love about the filming of this though is how the majority of the MV is pretty colorless, with the exceptions of the bright red and purple tones that are scattered during the more intense scenes, from the fire, the bad guys’ outfits, the writing on the wall during the dance scenes, all representing the evil they are trying to take out. It leads to some really gorgeous imagery. And, of course, the music is top notch, the dancing top notch, etc.
1. Be Mine: WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS. I absolutely adore this song, this MV, this era. This is the beginning of them finding their groove, and they did a really nice job with it. The black and white scenes literally look like they could have been taken out of a MV from the 80’s, and with the slow-mo scenes of explosions and hair flying it serves as a theatrically intense, emotional juxtaposition to the dance scenes. It’s interesting to note that they show an older, 80’s looking movie on the TV a few times during the MV that similarly reenacts what’s going on in the MV. And speaking of the dance scenes, again, (or I guess for the first time, really), they play with having only one main color, blue in this case, that we see in their clothing. One of my favorite specific scenes is towards the end when they’re singing the chorus for the last time and they’re split in half, facing each other singing. I don’t know, it’s always just seemed like a good way of showing the tension that was building throughout the MV, and kinda releasing it as they’re all pleading, shouting the chorus.